The Good...And The Bad...At Dollar Stores - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

The Good...And The Bad...At Dollar Stores

WHAT TO BUY/NOT TO BUY AT DOLLAR STORES

(Source:  Beth Pinsker-Gladstone, Marlene Alexander, www.WalletPop.com, www.dollarstorestyle.com, courtesy Bottom Line Personal magazine)

GREAT DEALS:

* CLEANING PRODUCTS.  Same ingredients and agents as brand-names, but all $1.

* DISHES/GLASSWARE.  Great value and comparable to Wal-Mart's quality.

* GIFT WRAP.

* GREETING CARDS.  All $1, compared to the average minimum of $3.50 at grocery and department stores.

* GROOMING TOOLS.

* KITCHEN ACCESSORIES.

* PICTURE FRAMES.

* SOCKS.

 

RIP-OFFS:

* BABY FOOD.  Some baby food at dollar stores come from other countries and have dangerous chemicals.

* BAGGED CANDY.  The economy-size bags at Wal-Mart or Target are better values.

* BATTERIES.  Again, it's a better value to buy these in bulk at Wal-Mart, Target or the wholesale clubs.

* BOTTLED WATER.  Buy bulk at the wholesale clubs instead.

* CHILDREN'S TOYS.  Easy to break, with small parts that choke.

* EXTENSION CORDS.  Low quality, tend to short out:  fire hazard!

* VITAMINS.  Some vitamins at dollar stores don't deliver the content that's claimed on the containers.

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